Thursday, October 4, 2007

Off of ECMO

Julianne has been off of ECMO since about 12:00 or 12:30.  She's doing well so far and didn't have any problems coming off.  Right now they have her under a heat lamp just to bring her temperature back up to what it was while she was on ECMO.

They did the wire study with her pacing wires this morning.  The doctors (and us) were hoping that they would NOT be able to start up her arrhythmia, but they did.  The good news is that it took quite a bit longer to start it up than before.  So, now we're waiting to hear what the plan is as far as her Amiodorone dosage or other plan for her arrhythmia.   Another bit of good news is that she has not had any arrhythmias (not counting the one they made her have this morning) in over 24 hours.

So, we're still just waiting and praying for her.  We did buy a stethoscope today at the suggestion of the doctor so that we can check her at home to make sure she's not in SVT (Tachycardia). We've listened to her heart during regular rhythm and while in SVT, so we know how the two sound different. I hope, however, we'll never have that issue at home.

I did take some pictures of Julianne on ECMO but decided not to post them because they are pretty unsettling, more than her post-surgery pictures, I think. 

Thank you for all of your prayers.

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Anonymous said...

We are praying.........Maybe she'll become a doctor when she grows up and save someone else's life...... : )

Sending all our love...

A. Stac

naomi said...

We're glad to hear that she is arrythmia free for 24h lets pray that continues on her med. love & prayers for all

Aunt Naomi

Anonymous said...

New mercies, day by day...

sherry z